Interested in serving as lay, Jewish spiritual leader and community organizer? This program is perfect for you.
Darshan, from the Hebrew root D-R-S, means “to interpret or expand upon scripture”. The Darshan is a Jewish pulpiter and educator. Today, the term usually implies the person giving the sermon/dvar Torah in a synagogue setting. But it has a much deeper, fuller history.
In Talmudic times, the Darshan was a revered member of the community who could take the heavy teachings of the rabbis and make them applicable to the everyday person, using everyday language. Through charismatic story telling, intellectual discourse, and engagement with the Jewish community, the Darshan could take lofty ideas and bring them to life. Darshan Yeshiva is reviving this ancient role and expanding upon it, educating lay people as para-rabbi spiritual leaders in their own communities.
Choose Independent or Guided Study
Students have the choice of independent study or guided study through Rabbi Sandy Zisser (the guided program is coming fall 2016).
Both programs are designed to take ten months in length and after completing all the required classes and tests in the ten month period, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.